Why is GPS tracking essential for your business

Why is GPS Tracking Essential For Your Business Growth

These days, GPS tracking is not just restricted to logistics and transportation firms but are equally necessary for delivery services, ambulance, car dealership, construction and many more. GPS tracking has been there for years but its demand has increased considerably in recent times.

The increased access to the GPS has allowed businesses especially the small-medium ones, a way to directly manage and monitor their vehicle fleet.

Why is GPS tracking essential for your business

Increased productivity– Customer satisfaction and retention are vital for any business growth. On-time delivery is paramount. GPS monitoring system allows operators to keep track of the vehicle’s live movement.

Instead of calling the driver every time to check his location, the same can be tracked easily via mobile or laptop. Unforeseen delays like landslide, accident etc, can be identified and the client can be informed beforehand.

Health and safety of drivers– Whereabouts of your driver or staff members especially in bad weather is important.

The SOS panic button in the tracker helps the driver to intimate the admins about vehicle breakdown etc on an instant basis.

In such cases, the arrangement of an alternate vehicle or any other prompt action would help save time.

Vehicle recovery– In the case of an unfortunate event like fleet vehicle theft. Knowing the exact location of the vehicle through the GPS tracking system makes it easy for the police to trace the vehicle.

The quick recovery of the vehicle reduces the chances of damage greatly.

Why choose UniGPS tracking system

Tracking driver’s behaviour– GPS tracking helps you to monitor the driver’s behaviour like rash driving, the wrong route taken, over speeding. The trip history allows keeping a tab on reoccurring behaviour.

Through the live GPS tracking, data like time wasted by the driver once an issue (like vehicle breakdown which got fixed) is resolved can be tracked as well.

Vehicle maintenance and fuel-saving– A fuel and maintenance cost are among the major expenses that can add up in the business. The GPS fleet management system notifies the admin about the upcoming vehicle maintenance. This helps to avoid sudden vehicle breakdown.

The notifications in case of the rash driving etc also assure that engines run smoothly for a longer duration as in such cases, the driver can be called and asked to drive with caution.

Why Choose UniGPS Solutions Tracking System

UniGPS solutions through their live tracking device guarantee that you can track the vehicle’s location real-time. The GPS locator provides information on the operators driving style and pattern, Geo-fencing exit and entry, gives upcoming vehicle maintenance reminder among others.

Few other benefits of tracking vehicles with UniGPS tracking system are-

  • 24/7 vehicle tracking anywhere anytime through the intelligent routing system
  • Safety of passengers
  • Preventing vehicle misuse, protection against theft.
  • Monitors drivers behaviour. Information on over-speeding, rash driving etc.
  • A trip report consisting of data like trip recording, live tracking of the vehicle, vehicle usage, stoppage and idling among others.
  • The geo-Fencing facility at start and stop locations.
  • Service reminders for travel vehicle.
  • Excellent customer service

Detect Fuel Theft, Refuel & Monitor Fuel consumption trends

Detect Fuel Theft, Refuel & Monitor Fuel consumption trends

Over the past few years, with increase in the costs of fuel, fleet managers in transportation, logistic and other industries have been concerned about usage of the fuel consuming resources. Besides, it is unfortunate that fuel theft, overfilling and draining impacts overall business and adds to the cost up to one-third of all fleet operating costs. 

FleetLytics, an IOT based GPS Fleet Management System from UniGPS, provides meaningful insights into fuel consumption via accurate fuel monitoring thus helping control fuel consumption thus leading to optimized usage of the fuel resources / vehicles.  This optimization in the fuel consumption can save upto 20-25% in overall fleet operating costs besides giving inputs to better planning and efficient execution of fleet operations. 

Live Real time Fuel Monitoring

One of the many reasons why a fleet owner implements GPS based vehicle tracking system for his/her long route trucks is to regain control over the expenses incurred on the road.

Unmonitored vehicles are left vulnerable to fuel theft, and the surveillance of fuel usage becomes critical to catching thieves in their act. 

FleetLytics provides fuel consumption trends in graphical format helping monitor fuel refill as well as giving options to detect fuel theft attempts.

Refuel Location & Time

Reful Location

Using FleetLytics, Fleet managers have transparency on fuel refill volume and obtain below vital information quickly:

  • How much volume of fuel was refilled? 
  • When & Where (exact location)? 

With this information they can plan their operations with greater precision and optimize fleet operating costs.

As you see in the top left picture, it is  easy to know when fuel refill was done, by how much volume and at which location. With FleetLytics,  you can find out the exact location where refuelling was done. 

Left below picture shows the exact location of the fueling station.

Fuel drain / theft Detection Analysis

Using the picture on the right top side, sudden drop in fuel consumption can be noted and using UniGPS solutions, route analytics and GPS Vehicle tracking mechanism, it is possible to detect fuel theft by following  below steps and as seen in the snapshots on the right side of this section. 

  • Change stoppage/idle time configurations select the time frame between sudden drop  and fuel level comes back to level but with slight reduction in fuel level.   
  • Please note the distance covered if vehicle is moving OR stoppage duration.
  • Click on red highlighted location tracking icon to see where Vehicle was stopped and for duration of the stoppage.  
  • After stoppage when vehicle resumed travel, you can note that the fuel volume is reduced.    

Using this information, fleet manager can clearly deduce that the fuel theft attempt was made including time and place of the attempt.

Fuel drain theft
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